Winter Market Success

Father Christmas Windmill 2023

We ran our final big event of 2023 on Sunday 10 December. Although it was a very rainy start, visitors still arrived to visit Father Christmas in the Windmill Grotto and tickets were soon sold out. This year’s elves were fantastic and were kept fuelled with hot chocolate throughout the afternoon. Families enjoyed meeting Father Christmas, snapping a photo and leaving with a gift or two.

Visitors enjoyed carols and festive music from two choirs and a violin trio – thanks to all singers and musicians for creating such a festive atmosphere. Delicious pastries and cakes were on offer from our cafe as well as a stall from Woodmansterne School’s Bake Club. Our mulled wine was extremely popular too.  Our shop was popular for windmill themed gifts and our community club stall impressed visitors with beautifully crafted hand made items created by club members.

The Green Hut was packed with activities.  Families took part in Kids Kreate craft workshop whilst adult participants created beautiful wreaths during two wreath workshops.

As ever our event couldn’t have happened without the help of our amazing volunteers – a huge thank you to everyone and Merry Christmas from all at Friends of Windmill Gardens!

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